Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty
i think there's more to it than just entrylevelism. Like, it's younger and less well moneyed than SW&D, but a lot of the dudes are really thoughtful about fashion/clothing choices. And they're drawing on a lot of the same influences as SW&D, but doing so with more limitations, which I think creates interesting results.
Like, i wouldn't say "hang out on MFA and post there" or "these fits are all stellar", but the album as a product of a different community i think is worth skimming through, especially because it's easily collected in an imgur album, after all, which is more than can be said for browsing huge WAYWT threads with endless bullshitting/back and forth between fits.
Plus there's a level of earnestness on the forum itself that I find kind of charming, and i think it's reflected in the fits.
It's the same reason I like looking at SZ threads even if I think gothninja is silly as shit.
Oh come on, there are best of threads on here and sufu where people have picked through the talk.
I just don't think the Reddit system is too great for producing interesting results. Because of how upvotes work to create visibility, the "safest" stuff generally gets pulled up to the top and upvoted. This of course doesn't mean the fit is bad, only that the "best of album" reflects easy and safer routes because of how varied the Reddit community is. Even the gothy stuff in the imgur album is pretty safe.
I'd be interested in seeing a comparison of MFA demographics and SWD demographics, because I'd say they're not much different. Both here and there people are college or older, and SWD is just conditioned to throw more money at clothing (because we're an enthusiast site, and Reddit is a giant capture net of lots of interests). We all balked at spending $100 for a shirt at one point.
I think a good example is Dishy, who posted/posts on MFA as well as here. If you compare his earlier MFA stuff to the stuff he does now, there's a lot more interesting stuff going on and not just because he's buying "better" brands.